Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Anti-Empire Report #119 – July 29th, 2013 – William Blum

The Anti-Empire Report #119 – July 29th, 2013 – William Blum

It’s not easy being a flag-waving American nationalist.  In addition to having to deal with the usual disillusion, anger, and scorn from around the world incited by Washington’s endless bombings and endless wars, the nationalist is assaulted by whistle blowers like Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden, who have disclosed a steady stream of human-rights and civil-liberties scandals, atrocities, embarrassing lies, and embarrassing truths.  Believers in “American exceptionalism” and “noble intentions” have been hard pressed to keep the rhetorical flag waving by the dawn’s early light and the twilight’s last gleaming.

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